CCTV released after shopworker threatened with a knife

Masked have stolen cash and cigarettes after threatening a woman at a Stoke-on-Trent shop with a knife.

Police say two men entered the Costcutters store in Northwood at 5:23pm last night (Sunday 26 November), and threatened the woman behind the counter with a knife.

They then demanded she hand over all the cash in the till and the cigarettes on view.

CCTV footage shows them stuffing approximately £400 in cash, three bags of tobacco and seven packets of cigarettes into a cream Tesco carrier bag before running out of the store.

The two men have been described as both white, around 6ft 2ins, slim built with navy blue bandanas around their faces.

CCTV images have been released by officers investigating the robbery

The first man was wearing a North Face black jacket with a stain on the right forearm, blue Nike gloves and black Nike trainers with white soles.

The second man wore a light grey hooded top with a motif on the chest, dark blue jeans and dark footwear. He had also scrunched up the sleeves to cover his hands during the robbery.

A Staffordshire Police spokesperson said: "If you can help us to identify these men or may have been in the area at that time, please call 101 with any information quoting incident number 545 of 26 November. Alternatively, for guaranteed anonymity, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."


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